- February 17, 2003 | Movie Review
- Children of the Corn
All the Real Girls purports to be a fresh indie take on the teen-romance flick, but other than some truly original cinematography, all it offers are the same old Hollywood clichés.
- February 10, 2003 | Feature
- Top 10 Movies of 2002
Critic Peter Rainer picks the best films of 2002.
- February 10, 2003 | Movie Review
- Masterpiece Theater
Filmmakers Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe followed iconoclastic director Terry Gilliam to Spain hoping to capture the making of a classic. What they got was so much better.
- February 3, 2003 | Movie Review
- Last Farewell
Unlike Holocaust films that dwell on the horrific spectacle, Frederick Wiseman's portrait of a doomed mother dictating final words to her son is shattering in its simplicity.
- January 20, 2003 | Movie Review
- Gangs of Rio
The violence in City of God, about the crime-infested slums outside Rio de Janeiro, piles on numbingly; Adolf Hitler's secretary reflects on an unexamined life.
- January 13, 2003 | Movie Review
- Agent Provocateur
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind takes the memoirs of Chuck Barris, the game-show guru who claims to have also been a CIA hit man, at face value.
- January 6, 2003 | Movie Review
- War Hero
Drawing on his own experiences during the Holocaust, Roman Polanski creates a searingly haunted tale in his restrained adaptation of The Pianist, a memoir of music and survival.
- December 23, 2002 | Movie Review
- Old-World Charm
In Gangs of New York, Martin Scorsese creates a nineteenth-century Gotham that is stunningly unfamiliar, but the same can't be said of his characters. Catch Me If You Can is brisk fun.
- December 16, 2002 | Movie Review
- Jack of Hearts
In About Schmidt, Jack Nicholson plays a smaller-than-life-size man who tries to redeem his empty existence. But the effect is more like midwestern mockery than social satire.
- December 9, 2002 | Movie Review
- Celluloid Heroes
'Adaptation', the new Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman collaboration, picks apart the myth that nothing good ever domes out of Hollywood these days.